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12 minutes ago, surfohio said:

Ha! I too have experienced enemy doors growing up. So annoying. I feel for the wealthy types in big houses, who have never had to deal with doorknob entanglement. 

 

Also, my dad made us put the cat in the basement during dinner since it lurked around the table like a dog waiting for something to fall off.  So instead it spent the whole time, every night, sticking its paw through the gap under the basement door.  We moved to a new house and as luck would have it...that house's basement door was ALSO right by the kitchen table, in fact, even closer.  The cat reprised his paw act the first night we moved in. 

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Wow, me too on growing up with the "enemy doors" (love that term).  Must have been a design flaw propagated for years until someone finally said something to the architects.


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23 hours ago, surfohio said:

Ha! I too have experienced enemy doors growing up. So annoying. I feel for the wealthy types in big houses, who have never had to deal with doorknob entanglement. 

 

Ahem.  I just ran across this one today.  It's 1968 and I can imagine the man of the house coming home from a long day at work.  The wife has dinner on the stove.  The kids are running around chasing the dog.  But somebody left that closet door open AGAIN and he nails it as he steps into the house.  A 90-minute episode follows where he yells at the wife, the kids, kicks the dog, then repeats it all 4-5 times through dinner before settling down with a glass of rum to watch TV.   

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More importantly, why are there TWO dishes?


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That rock climbing wall is atrocious.


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This is a solid McMicken St. listing.  Like a piece of Beekman St., but uncomfortably close to civilization gentrification. 

 

https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1635390/2902-W-McMicken-Ave-Clifton-OH-45225

 

Pretty much every photo in that collection is a lot more interesting the more you look at it.  How old are those drapes?

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Oooh...a barometer:

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What is this thing?  How is it the exact size of the mantle? 

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10 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

What is this thing?  How is it the exact size of the mantle? 

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And what is in the fireplace behind it?

 

It looks like the same family has lived in/owned that house since 1955. That always makes for an interesting real estate listing.

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3 minutes ago, SleepyLeroy said:

Just saw this today poking around. Not sure if i ever saw land on two sides of a major street offered for sale as a single group before. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2721-Central-Pkwy-Cincinnati-OH/16032669/

 

Would be nice not to get a completely auto oriented development there.


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47 minutes ago, thebillshark said:

 

Would be nice not to get a completely auto oriented development there.

 

...the subway surfaces just south of this spot.  There was a vacant brick building here with a billboard on top for many years on the south side of Marshall.  Then the credit union disappeared along with the remnants of a gas station.  

 

If the developer is rich enough - or simply donates to Cranley - they can get the city to vacate the needless prong of the 5-way intersection.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, thebillshark said:

 

Would be nice not to get a completely auto oriented development there.

 

From the photos in the listing, it looks like it's being marketed for either an auto-oriented development or an urban development. It is a bit far from the nearest I-75 exits - or, rather, difficult to get to from the exits (Hopple has the confusing and time consuming White Castle jughandle down to Central and Harrison only has access to the west), so hopefully that discourages a fast food/gas station type development.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ram23 said:

 

From the photos in the listing, it looks like it's being marketed for either an auto-oriented development or an urban development. It is a bit far from the nearest I-75 exits - or, rather, difficult to get to from the exits (Hopple has the confusing and time consuming White Castle jughandle down to Central and Harrison only has access to the west), so hopefully that discourages a fast food/gas station type development.

 

 

 

They could take the swing out of Central Parkway that followed the route of the canal and open up a larger contiguous piece of land.  Have Central Parkway slope downward a bit to meet Marshall just east of the I-75 overpass.  

 

It's interesting that the rapid transit planners chose to deviate in this section from the canal.  The stated purpose was to enable trains to travel at their top planned speed of 45mph - if you attempt to take the curve on Central Parkway at 45mph you will squeal your tires.  But since they built a station at Marshall, the trains would have to slow down anyway - the local trains, at least.  There were definite plans for the interurbans to run express, so that's why the alignment had to be straight.  

 

Further south, the Brighton Station was positioned so as to force trains to slow down while negotiating the canal's S-curve in that area.  So while express trains would have been able to speed through Marshall, they would have had to slow down in Brighton.  

 

 

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On 9/27/2019 at 3:36 PM, BigDipper 80 said:

^I've got one even better:

 

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My soul is dead after this post. And no bathroom privileges? 

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While poking around the county auditors site looking for info on 918 York in the West End, this interesting parcel came up.

Its like 6" wide and runs the length of the property. Could this be some kind of easement ? What do others think about this?

It has a completely different Parcel ID than the other 918 York.

 

https://wedge.hcauditor.org/view/re/1840003016200/2018/aerial_imagery

 

Property Description

YORK ST 0.46 X 150 FT PT LOT

 

While the other 918 York street is a complete mess. I walked a client through it last week. Its a beautiful disaster.

It was listed in Aug for $120,000 !! Currently @ $98k.

It would take someone 2 years and a quarter million dollars to get it nice again.

https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/1/1636778/918-York-St-Cincinnati-OH-45214/

 

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^ Yeah, it's just in an unfortunate spot. It would be worth double that if it ere a block east or west, rather than on Reading Road. It would be worth 4 or 5 times that if it were a mile away in Hyde Park.

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This looks like the Cincinnati branch campus of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

 

Except that Cincinnati already has two schools named Xavier, so that would just be gilding the lily a bit.

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3 hours ago, Gramarye said:

This looks like the Cincinnati branch campus of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

 

Except that Cincinnati already has two schools named Xavier, so that would just be gilding the lily a bit.

 

The house is pretty close to XU, so it could be the mutant college in the uni.

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11 hours ago, Ram23 said:

Not necessarily "weird" - but possibly the nicest house I've ever seen for < $600,000:

 

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/oh/cincinnati/3886-reading-rd/pid_33673667/

 

 

Now,  THIS is my kind of show home!  HOWEVER, there are some glaring issues.

  • The heating/cooling system would need to be replaced
  • The windows would need to be replaced
  • The kitchen would need to be gutted
  • There are only TWO full baths for a SEVEN bedroom home.  Both would need to be gutted. and most likely 2 of the 3 partial bathrooms would need to be gutted and expanded.
  • The electrical panel will most likely need to upgraded for new appliances
  • The home will most likely need to be upgraded for home network, security and solar panel

The exterior is gorgeous but needs to be cleaned.

 

Welcoming guest as you descend the stairs would be everything!

 

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No, he'll just be a drag to the Queen City.


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On 11/15/2019 at 8:55 AM, Robuu said:

Sounds like @MyTwoSense is ready to move to Cincinnati.

Oh honey...No. Hard no.

 

On 11/15/2019 at 10:38 AM, ColDayMan said:

No, he'll just be a drag to the Queen City.

Why don't you save your anger for the bedroom, where it belongs!

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11 hours ago, MyTwoSense said:

Why don't you save your anger for the bedroom, where it belongs!

 

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